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anastom/osis
surgical connection between 2 tubes
anastom/
opening
-osis
condition
aneurysm
a sac formed by widening of the walls of an artery or vein
angi/o/card/itis
inflammation of the heart and its great vessels
angi/o
vessel
card/
heart
-itis
inflammation
angi/o/plasty
surg repair of a blood vessel/s
angi/o
vessel
-plasty
surg repair
a/rrhythm/ia
condition where there is a lack of a heartbeat
a/
lack of
rrhythm/
rhythm
-ia
condition
arteri/o/sclera/osis
condition of hardening of an artery
arteri/o
artery
sclera/
hardening
-osis
condition of
ather/o/scler/osis
condition where arteries have a fatty substance build up and harding of the walls
ather/o
fatty substance/ porridge
sclera/
hardening
-osis
condition of
auscultat/ion
method of physical assessment - listening to heart etc. w/ stethescope
auscultat/
listen to
-ion
process
brady/card/ia
condition of slow heartbeat
brady/
slow
card/
heart
-ia
condition
bruit
noise - venous or arterial origin heard on auscultation
cardi/o/log/ist
one who specializes in the study of the heart
cardi/o
heart
log/
study of
-ist
one who specializes
cardi/o/my/o/pathy
disease of the muscle of the heart - possible caused by a viral infection, a parasitic infection, or over consumption of alcohol
cardi/o
heart
my/o
muscle
-pathy
disease
card/itis
inflammation of the heart
card/
heart
-itis
inlammation
chol/e/sterol
waxy fatlike substance in the bloodstream
chol/e
bile
-sterol
solid/fat
claudicat/ion
process of lameness/limping
claudicat/
limping
-ion
process
coronary bypass
surg procedure to increase blood flow to the myocardium using a section of a saphenous vein or internal mammary artery to bypass an obstruction
CABG
coronary artery bypass graft
cyan/osis
dark blue condition of skin caused by lack of O2
cyan/
dark blue
-osis
condition of
diast/ole
relaxation phase of the heart cycle - chambers fill w/ blood
diast/
to expand
-ole
small
dys/rhythm/ia
an abnormal difficult or bad rhythm
dys/
difficult
rhythm/
rhythm
-ia
condition
ech/o/cardi/o/graphy
noninvasive US for evaluating the heart
ech/o
echo
cardi/o
heart
-graphy
recording
embol/ism
a condition where a blood clot obstructs a blood vessel
endo/card/itis
inflammation of the endocardium
endo/
within
card/
heart
-itis
inflammation
fibrillat/ion
quivering of muscle fiber
fibrillat/
fibrils/small fibers
-ion
process
heart failure
heart loses the ability to effectively pump blood
CHF
congestive heart failure
hem/angi/oma
benign tumor of a blood vessel
hem/
blood
angi/
vessel
-oma
tumor
hyper/tens/ion
high BP; a disease of the arterises caused by this pressure
hyper/
excessive/above
tens/
tension/pressure
-ion
process
hypo/tens/ion
low BP
hypo/
deficient/below
tens/
pressure
-ion
process
infarct/ion
process of developement of an infarct - necrosis of tissue due to lack of blood flow
infarct/
infarct/necrosis of an area
-ion
process
isch/emia
condition where there is lack of blood flow due to constriction or obstruction of a blood vessel
isch/
to hold back
-emia
blood condition
mitr/al sten/osis
condition of narrowing of the mitral valve
mitr/
mitral valve
-al
pertaining to
sten/
narrowing
-osis
condition of
MS
mitral stenosis
my/o/card/i/al
pertaing to the heart muscle
my/o
muscle
card/i
heart
-al
pertaining to
my/o/cardi/al infarct/ion
occurs when an area of heart muscle dies or permanent damage because of lack of blood supply
my/o/cardi/al infarct/ion also called a
heart attack
my/o
muscle
cardi/
heart
-al
pertaining to
infarct/
infarct/ necrosis to an area
-ion
process
MI
myocardial infarction
my/o/card/itis
inflammation of the heart muscle
my/o
muscle
card/
heart
-itis
inflammation
ox/i/metry
the process of measuring O2 saturation in the blood
ox/i
oxygen
-metry
measurement
oxy/gen
colorless odorless tasteless gas essential to respiration
oxy/
sour/sharp/acid
-gen
formation/produce
palpitat/ion
rapid throbbing/fluttering of the heart
palpitat/
throbbing
-ion
process
percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasy
use of a baloon tipped catheter to compress fatty plaques against an artery wall
peri/card/itis
inflammation of the pericardium
per/
around
card/
heart
-itis
inflammation
phleb/itis
inflammation of a vein
phleb/
vein
-itis
inflammation
phleb/o/tomy
incision into a vein
phleb/o
vein
-tomy
incision
Raynaud's phenomenon
a disorder that affect blood vessels in the fingers and toes characterized by inermittent attacks that cause the blood vessels to narrow
rheumatic heart disease
endocarditis or valvular heart disease
sphygm/o/man/o/meter
instrument used to measure arterial BP
sphygm/o
pulse
man/o
thin
-meter
insrument to measure
steth/o/scope
instrument used to listen to sound of internal organs
steth/o
chest
-scope
instrument
syst/ole
contactive phase of the heart- blood is forced into the aorta and the pulmonary artery
syst/
contraction
-ole
small
tachy/card/ia
condition of fast heart beat
tachy/
fast
card/
heart
-ia
condition
thromb/o/phleb/itis
inflammation of a vein associated with the formation of a thrombus
thromb/o
clot of blood
phleb/
vein
-itis
inflammation
thromb/osis
condition where there is a blood clot w/in the vascular system
thromb/
clot of blood
-osis
condition of
tri/glyc/er/ide
pertaining to a compound consisisting of 3 molecules of fatty acids
tri/
three
glyc/
swee/sugar
-er
relating to
-ide
having a particular quality
ven/i/puncture
to pierce a vein
ven/i
vein
-puncture
to pierce
ventricul/ar
pertaing to a ventricle
ventricul/
ventricle
-ar
pertaining to